Thirteen is a numeral.
- Numeral means relating to numbers.
An example of numeral used as an adjective is in the phrase "numeral equation" which means an equation that has numbers in it.
- The definition of a numeral is a figure or letter that represents a number.
An example of a numeral is 13.
Origin of numeralLate Latin numeralis ; from Classical Latin numerus, number
- a figure or letter, or a group of figures or letters, expressing a number
- Historical a cloth representation of the graduation year of one's class, awarded for participation in sports or other activities
Origin of numeralFrom Middle English, of number, from Late Latin numer&amacron;lis, from Latin numerus, number; see number.
- A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.
- (linguistics) A word or symbol representing a number.
- The word “fifteen", the Arabic numeral “15", and the Roman numeral “XV" are all numerals representing the number fifteen.
- (card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).
- Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.
From Middle French numeral, from Latin numerÄlis (“pertaining to a number"), from numerus (“a number").